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Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest

Media playback is unsupported on your device There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to force back flag-waving protesters close to the embassy complex north of the capital, Beirut. Overnight the Arab League condemned the US decision. It said the US could not now be relied upon as a broker of Middle East peace. The protesters threw stones and set fires…

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Jerusalem: Israel braced for protests over Trump declaration

Israeli forces are on high alert for protests in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Hundreds of extra police have been deployed in Jerusalem’s Old City, and additional battalions sent to the West Bank, after clashes there on Thursday. Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in the violence as protesters fought troops. Donald Trump’s announcement was hailed by Israel but condemned across the Arab and Islamic world. Western allies of the US have also disavowed the move, which reversed decades of US…

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Jerusalem status: Palestinians protest over Trump move

At least 16 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Reports suggest the injuries are mostly from tear gas and rubber bullets, but at least one was hurt by live fire. Israel has deployed hundreds of extra troops in the West Bank. Mr Trump’s announcement – met with worldwide dismay – reversed decades of US policy on the sensitive issue. Palestinians in the both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have gone…

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Jerusalem is Israel's capital, says Donald Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. The president said the US would support a two-state solution, if approved by both the Israelis and the Palestinians. Ahead of the decision, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned of “dangerous consequences”. Latest updates Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said he had…

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News: Trump travel ban comes into full effect following supreme court ruling

The United States supreme court has ruled a travel ban proposed by president Donald Trump on visitors from six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect. The decision is pending legal challenges. The move means travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen will face restrictions on their entry to the United States. The ruling covers the third version of the directive that the president has issued since taking office. It is a significant boost for president Trump, in a week that also saw major tax reform passed….

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Supreme court backs Trump travel ban

The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go fully into effect. Seven of the nine justices granted the administration’s request to lift injunctions imposed by lower courts. But the directive against travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen still faces legal challenges. The ruling covers the third version of President Trump’s controversial policy that he has issued since taking office. The presidential proclamation also imposed restrictions on travellers from North Korea and some Venezuelan government officials. Those provisions…

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Trump shrinks Utah monuments angering environmentalists

President Donald Trump has dramatically scaled back two public outdoor parks, or national monuments, in Utah. He declared an 85% cut to the state’s 1.3m acre Bears Ears National Monument and a 50% cut to its 1.9m acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The policy is likely to provoke lawsuits from Native American tribes and environmental groups. But it will be welcomed by ranchers and business interests who view such monuments as federal land grabs. The fight for Utah’s national monuments Speaking in Salt Lake City, Mr Trump said: “Some people…

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